The design was inspired by the architecture of Philadelphia’s City Hall building completed in 1901 by architect John McArthur, Jr. With floor to ceiling windows throughout the loft, the building dominates the exterior views of the space and became the foundation of our design. All of the design choices were made to enhance and accentuate the views of the building.
The floor to ceiling glass wall provides an uninterrupted view to the historic building across the street, blurring the distinction between the two spaces. This feeling inspired Principle Designer, Kari Arendsen to choose a dramatic wall covering that developed into the bold, dark theme throughout the room. The ornately carved bed fit for a king, luxurious bedding, striking lighting, and masculine decor create a powerful retreat for this bachelor.
The designers chose neutral colors of beige, grey, black and brown. On top of the carefully selected color palate, the design included a unique focus on texture in their applications of furnishings, finishings, art, and accessories. Infusing their trademark look of blending the reclaimed with the refined and the unexpected with the essential, we created a space that truly feels like the historic building across the street exists within the residence.